Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Role Play

A little something different: Jake in the October issue of Vogue:

"Jake's got incredible charisma," says director Michael Longhurst, "but he's also got an edge.

Jake Gyllenhaal didn't have time to bask in the afterglow of last night's hugely successful L.A. premiere for End of Watch. But we can.

Jake after the film:

E o W premiere L A by GyllenBabble

Jake greets Anna Kendrick:

Jake with fans and then greeting people on the red carpet:

Michael on Jake's sixth sense and Anna on Jake's protectiveness:

Jake on why he loved the script (something a little different):

Michael and David on Jake, plus Jake on Jake:

Jake with a very animated Manny the Movie Guy:

Extra with Ben Lyons at the premiere:

Jake doesn't want to trade acting for police work:

Premiere Vibe:

E! on the red carpet:

Jake on the Ryan Seacrest radio show:


UltraViolet said...

Kudos to Esquire for finding a nice shot of Jake's beard for their essay on how to "Look Famous." LOL:

Some great fall lessons to take from Jake Gyllenhaal at the premiere for End of Watch, especially as we head into a new season of dressing. First off, if you're going to wear a navy suit — by all means, go ahead — it's especially nice if you can punch it up visually with a bit of texture, like the brighter blue threads woven into this one here. Black shoes are an excellent option, and even greater if they're simple and well-shined and worn during the evening hours. Another strong call, sartorially-speaking, is a non-white shirt — a bit less stark — that you choose to wear without a tie. That will draw all eyes upward if you happen to have, say, an incredible beard. Which, if you're going to go for it, might as well let it happen during fall. Just make sure it's harmonious in length with the rest of your hair. Which means, if you're going a bit long with the face scruff, then grow the stuff on top out a little, too. Don't forget your comb, though, and never take it too seriously.

Also LOL, on the tasing:

"I tried to roll up and be a badass," said Michael Peña, who plays Gyllenhaal's police partner and best friend in the movie. "I was like, 'All right, dude, go ahead.'"

All of the tasing was captured on film. "Somebody showed it in slow motion," Peña said. "I do not look cool at all."

Fingers crossed it's all included on the DVD.

UltraViolet said...

The Ryan Seacrest interview is in the post, if you missed it. Not a bad one, though I really don't think Jake has any notion of doing 50 Shades. Not saying he won't but I think he was just non-answering.

Also, in case it got lost in the shuffle yesterday, there was an interesting video where a black reporter asked Jake and Michael about the view some people have of cops, because of their experience. It's here in case you missed it.

Also, the commentary by the girls hoping Jake will come over is hilarious, on that first video posted.

Wonder how Jake will manage to switch back to Uncle Terry mode for tonight. He's got to be exhausted. And exhilarated.

bobbyanna said...

That Vogue photo is smoldering. : ) Glad to see Jake doing more magazine photoshoots. The camera sure does love him.

I can't wait for the tasing video to surface! Maybe we'll have to wait for the DVD.

I'm not worried about 50 Shades at all. He was just having fun with Ryan.

The commentary on these red capet videos is funny. Sure looks like they got some very good coverage for the premiere. I'm very happy for him.

Yes, UV,exhausted, and when you consider he has two performances Wednesday, matinee and evening, and he's still doing some promotion for EoW, he has to be wiped out.

Do we know when he does Conan? I saw that tweet that Conan surprised his audience Monday with a visit from Jake.

Monica said...

End of Watch
Don't miss coverage from last night's #EndOfWatch @LALIVE Premiere on @extratv tonight at 7:00p PT/ET! Check you local listings.

Joking or not, many will take this seriously. The studio behind this garbage will take seriously. They are desperate to get a big name for this movie.

Scott said...

Monica chill, the movie people and most of the public want Ryan Gosling and the remaining public want Matt Bomer and I believe that Twlight dude really wants it but will not admit. Jake's little joke reply has not been widespread in the public. I love Jake but he's not the "hot" actor right now.

However that photo in Vogue does make him look like a bad boy up to no good.

UltraViolet said...

Yes, SCott, Ryan Gosling is the to choice and Jake isn't the It Guy. But he's not nowhere on the scale, and it's good to see that.

I still don't think he has any thought of doing it. There's not even a script as far as I know. But I don't think he minds his name being floated for it.

Bless Judith Light - she's on the Jake bandwagon:

C#endofwatch America Ferrera in a very different role so brilliant. Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael piña great work. Edge of seat time

I added another video from PopSugar. And apologies if that post-premiere video wasn't ready earlier. I think it's fine now.

UltraViolet said...

This first tweet makes me laugh:

I never thought i would say that i would see the 50 shades movie but if Jake gyllenhaal is in it Im hitting up the midnight showing #sins

Wow! Really loved this show! Very powerful... #TonightsBill @playbill pic.twitter.com/KEpaO4ky

Wow! Really loved this show! Very powerful... #TonightsBill @playbill pic.twitter.com/KEpaO4ky

@RTC_NYC - #IfThereIs was great!! From the acting (esp Jake & Annie), the story & the creative set...two big thumbs up!!!

We loved #IfThereIs w/ my #broadwaybuddy @JilleSur & @chazzeresq!! pic.twitter.com/lQ8RYBaK

Chord Overstreet ‏@chordoverstreet
Can't wait to see End of Watch


Remember my terrible horrible no good very bad day yesterday? Well today I was seated next to Jake Gyllenhal at lunch. So yeah better today.

how did he SMELL

I wish I had something intriguing to report, like woodsy musk, but because of my jittery nerves I didn't really notice.

Added a video where you can see JAke and Anna greet at the premiere.

UltraViolet said...

Nice article in the LA Times. Snippet:

Both of the film’s leading men said they were seldom recognized while researching cop life — save for one instance when paparazzi got wind of the actors’ whereabouts as they were responding to a gang shooting.

“That was at the end of our whole experience, and the only time we were recognized because there were reporters filming a crime scene,” Gyllenhaal explained. “We felt bad, like, ‘Oh, man. We’ve been brought into this world, and what will the cops think now?’ ”

Still, after all of his training and research, Gyllenhaal doesn’t feel he could cut it as a LAPD officer.

“It’s our nature as actors to believe that we could, and that would probably get us into a lot of trouble,” he said with a smile.

Peña, however, feels a bit more confident about his chances.

“I definitely felt like a cop, and I definitely feel like I could do it,” he said. “For a while after shooting, I was still in the mentality and would use a different command voice, like, ‘Come here, sir.’ You use that voice and it stops people in their tracks.”

Monica said...

Anna was so beautiful at the premiere. I loved her dress.

bobbyanna said...

Cool! I'd checked twitter and couldn't find play tweets! I was trying to skim past the assinine PerezHilton tweets about 50 shades. He is such an imbecile.

I liked Anna's dress last night, too, monica. I think Anna is adorable! : )

UltraViolet said...

Finally getting around to watching the DVR of CBS This Morning, and Jake is cracking up about something as they show him going to a commercial, before the interview. And they have his PA in the shot, as well a young blonde woman whom I didn't recognize.

Oh, look, Christy Lemire finally likes a Jake movie. I don't respect her opinion, but she's the critic for AP, so her reviews are rerun in dozens of places.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena are great together in END OF WATCH

One more play tweet:

Saw this unusual play tonight. I've never seen actors sloshing around on a flooded stage before. Jake Gyllenhaal is hot!

Monica said...

I don't respect her opinion

Me too.

UltraViolet said...

I hope this means he's excited about the movie:

Richard Roeper ‏@richardroeper
Moving on! Can't wait to write/record my review of "End of Watch" tomorrow. There's a lot of movie in that movie...


#EndOfWatch. People cried. That is all.

Cast of End of Watch pic.twitter.com/wRwL4s0K/Jake Gyllenhall stared me down so deep I could only utter, "thank you "

From FB:

Jon Bernthal was in the audience of If There Is I Haven't Found it Yet. Jake Gyllenhall was really good. The set decoration was awesome. The script? Eh, derivative and a bit pointless, if you ask me.

Jon Bernthal is an actor who was in The Walking Dead, apparently.

Blogger review of the play:

All the elements, a bad marriage, an alienated daughter, errant uncle, unfeeling parents–pretty ordinary stuff today. Nick Payne, the playwright, doesn’t care to analyze the malaise–he only presents his characters clearly, without sentimentally lingering. The characters are intelligent, well-educated, and have ethics, but are confused and dead inside. Neither George nor Fiona ever hug, kiss, joke, or laugh together, while Terry has no will, is defeated.

Jake Gyllenhaal does wonderfully as Terry. He has fun with his cockney accent and has charisma in his spunky acting. He loves his character and conveys Terry’s inner life with lots of feeling and range. As a movie star he makes the leap to stage with an ease that was fun to watch–the Laura Pels is a perfect showcase for this intimate play and character.

More interview video here.

UltraViolet said...

Wow. This is an awesome play experience. From Friday night:

- We went to see If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet. We were blown away. We met Annie Funke, the lead actress, and told she was amazing. We met Jake Gyllenhaal. I took a picture with him while Christina practiced her s & m skills on his bicep. We had a drink with Annie. And Jake showed up.

Added a bunch of videos. Watch the E red carpet one to the end for a great moment with David and Jake. And definitely watch Manny the Movie Guy.

Rave reviews EOW said...

You think you know the story, but you don’t. Intense and intimate, this is a haunting look into a type of brotherhood we’ve never seen before captured on film. It places the audience in the front seat of the in-your-face action. Ayers also gives us a surprising amount of tension-relieving laughter that helps viewers care about the characters. Gyllenhaal and Peña are nothing short of amazing, and I suspect they will earn some well-deserved awards buzz. There are also strong supporting performances from America Ferrera (who’s fantastically badass here), Frank Grillo (who continues his streak of being remarkable in the smallest of roles), and Cody Horn (whose cool awkwardness works far better here than in MAGIC MIKE). And special kudos to the sound design team. Bullets fly and V-8 engines roar in an exciting chorus that will propel viewers to the edge of their seats.

Hazards, heart, and humor make for a perfect blend. The journey is filled with highs and lows and even a few (rather unexpected) tears. This is exciting filmmaking at its best. You might even be tempted to get pulled over on the way home from the theater, just so you can thank the officers for what they do on a daily basis.


And the beauty of Watch -- well, just one of the beauties -- is that not only is there indeed new stuff to say and new ways to say it, but Ayer has pulled off all this newness with a vibrancy so electric that the screen seems to sing from the film’s opening moments, and keeps ringing long after the film ends. Howls, even, with a messy, human authenticity that transcends genre tropes to smack you in the face with beseeching truths about the contradictions of police work. Watch feels like the pinnacle Ayer has been aimed at for the past decade. I mean, of course I hope he has more beyond this. But Ayer may have, with End of Watch, made his first truly great film.

This is a perfect film. Fantastic work, sure, by Gyllenhaal and Pena that goes beyond performance: even the awareness that we are watching actors with familiar faces cannot spoil the feeling that they are these cops. But more than that, this is that rare cinematic wonder: a movie that effortless combines comedy and drama, sex and violence, rage and introspection. Nay, it is positively bursting with all of that. This is everything we go to the movies for.


Anonymous said...

SamanthaSper ‏@SamanthaSperl

Saw Jake Gyllenhaal on broadway and then got to talk and touch his hand. OMFG !!! http://instagr.am/p/PvxR41D1_J/

Paula C. said...

HI,babblers, just want to share with you that my daughter was born last Thursday,september 13, weighed 7 lbs and is 18.1 inches long. She is just a princess and my life is so complete!

UV, I don't know how I'm going to find the time to keep up with so many new information, but I'm loving the top photo, is perfect. Also I love the LA premiere video and the girl saying " Jake you are such a tease, stop teasing us ", actually Jake don't stop we like it!

Chica said...

Congratulations Paula, I'm so happy for you!~

I think that it's great that "Karen Wolek" has become a fan of Jake!

Jake looks hot in that photo, just enough scruff and I love that coat!

More rave reviews for EOW, I will be seeing it this weekend.
Not worried about Jake and Shades of Gray but I am concerned about Gosling!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Paula!!!!! :)

bobbyanna said...

Awww, Paula C!!! Congratulations to you and your family.

UV, thanks for the new videos.

So that's the secret, LOL! Invite Annie Funke out for a drink and you get to meet Jake! ; ) What a cool story.

Sometimes I wish I paid more attention to the "outside world" to gauge how EoW is stacking up with the other movies opening Friday. I know Clint Eastwood visited Ellen, but aside from that I have no idea whether the other films opening this Friday are having such an exciting build up.

We've got so many great,positive reviews, videos, interviews, etc. it seems like EoW will explode out of the gate. I'm trying to curb my enthusiasm. It's hard staying grounded. : ) I know it's going to be a great movie, and I'm thinking 'how can anyone not want to see it this weekend' which is completely unrealistic.

Anonymous said...

How in the world can Dredd have a higher critic score than EOW? But I keep remembering the critics hated the "Help".

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

What fantastic news Paula, congratulations!!!

That photo of Jake is a great way to start the day! I'm with you Bobbyanna, there is so much positive buzz about EOW that I can't see how it's not on the must see list this weekend.

I'm so envious of all the fans that get to meet Jake after the play, how awesome is that??

bobbyanna said...

I agree, OONP, getting to see him in person is awesome. Having a drink with him? Oy!: )

In the videos where he's signing for fans at EoW, and I'm struck by the contrast with fans at the theatre in NYC.

Also, LA fans had all kinds of 'stuff' from DD, & Bubbleboy(!) to PoP, and various magazine covers like Interview, GQ, etc. They seem like 'hardcore' Jake people.

In NYC, they mostly have Playbills to sign. I saw much less of the other stuff like movie and magazine covers.

(I've also noticed how Anna Kendricks and Natalie Martinez get all, sort of 'glowy" when they talk about Jake. So cute!)

Mary said...

Congrats Paula my duaghters birthday is Sept 14.

Love the voge pic.

UltraViolet said...

Yay - congratulations, Paula C! I'm so glad you checked in. Glad Vogue released that photo as a present for you :)

There's way too much to keep up with, especially a new mother. But you can dip back in when you have more time.

You know, when your little princess is 18!

And belated happy birthday to Mary's daughter :)

Bobbyanna, Natalie and Anna wax about Jake and Michael here. It's clear from a lot of comments that Jake set the tone on the set.

I would love it if we got to see things like that first date on the DVD.

Rachel said...

Also, LA fans had all kinds of 'stuff' from DD, & Bubbleboy(!) to PoP, and various magazine covers like Interview, GQ, etc. They seem like 'hardcore' Jake people.

In LA they're usually the hardcore autograph seekers who then sell those autographs on eBay or wherever. You see them at every single premiere. Don't think they're necessarily fans of Jake. Just of his autograph.

Anonymous said...

wow it's a cornecopia of Jakeness. I have to play them all :D

Not sure I'll get to see the movie on Fri but probably next week sometime.


bobbyanna said...

Right, Rachel, those folks are always around, too.

bobbyanna said...

Found this cute interview I don't remember reading before. The Daily Beast @TIFF:


Chica said...

Just got back from a business lunch near the Roundabout Theater and decided to walk by it because it's matinee day and viola! There was Mr. G taking a ciggy break!

Can't wait until next week to see him on stage!

Hagen said...

Another movie theater chain estimates that EoW will gross $8 million on its opening weekend:

Trouble with the Curve: $18 M
House at the End of the Street: $14 M
Dredd: $9 M
End of Watch: $8 M
The Master: $5.5 M

Mary said...

How lucky for u Chica .

Anonymous said...

Geez Hagen pls can we just wait and see? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Wow, lucky you, Chika. Perfect timing!

Did anyone else find the discussion on guest etiquette / bed stripping really funny and endearing – or am I just being super pathetic?!

Jake discusses his dancing talents here: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1694097/end-of-watch-jake-gyllenhaal.jhtml

That I also found quite funny. Reminded me of the Russian dance/flirt video from the POP time.

UltraViolet said...

At this point, it's anyone's guess on the box office. We'll know soon enough.

A play tweet:

Enjoyed @RTC_NYC's "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet" with Jake Gyllenhaal and a solid ensemble. Quirky play with a cool water effect.

UltraViolet said...

Chica, wow! Did you stop and linger? Was there a crowd around? Good timing. Did you schedule the meeting? :)

Anon, I loved the sheets and etiquette discussion. And the dancing stories have all been hilarious.

Same question for Manny the Movie Guy - am I the only one who watched that? Manny's expressions and Jake's reactions are hilarious.

Hagen said...

The MTV interview is fun:

"I've found myself dancing on a dance floor a couple of times, [and] people have come to me, like, looking at me with their eyes, quizzically, like, 'That's what you call dancing?' I say, 'Yes.' Van Gogh was not understood in his time either."


bobbyanna said...

Chica!!!! Yaaay! What great timing.

UV, I watched Manny. Hilarious. Manny acted like he was talking to a Deity. LOL!

Anonymous said...

Loved Manny the Movie Guy - he cracked me up.
Was quite impressed that Jake didn't LOL.

roosevelt said...

jake looks like a young al pacino in the vogue picture!

bobbyanna said...

I'm so confused about the TV schedule. Jake's got Conan, Kelly Ripa, Anderson, and Jimmy Fallon yet to be aired?

bobbyanna said...

OK, never mind. :) So tonight, Anna Kendrick does Conan O'Brien's show, and Jake does it on Thurs. 9/27.

Jake is with Kelly is tomorrow, and Jimmy Fallon is this Friday night, and Anderson is Friday afternoon.

Anonymous said...

Hagen, at this point who cares about the estimate. I can give my own based on facebook, fandango and other sites. It's not a science just wishing hoping by theater chains who have committed screens to certain movies. I just want the movie to be out already.

Anonymous said...

Sunny ‏@sunnyrkay

Basically met jake gyllenhaal #life #complete #gorgeous #followedhim #casual http://instagr.am/p/PxUJi5u1wo/

UltraViolet said...

Manny the Movie Guy admits his crush :)

Glad you got the schedule sorted, Bobbyanna :) I wonder if Jake ever got confused these past two weeks!

I don't know if Jake looks like Al Pacino to me in the vogue photo, but he looks great.

UltraViolet said...

Anon, I appreciate that there are things that frustrate people. An overemphasis on box office can be one. But Hagen posts under a name and brings other news and tidbits to the table. So if you're sick of hearing about that, why don't you say something else? There's no shortage of other stuff to focus on. And choose a name so other people can feel free to judge you.

Also An Anon! said...

LOL. Being just a bit too giddy for a dignified “man crush” there, Manny.

Anonymous said...

Alexandra Iancovici ‏@AlexYanks

Jake Gyllenhal or Saddam. You decide. @fibrookes #nyc http://instagr.am/p/PmHz_rKAat/

UltraViolet said...

Wow, great review from Entertainment Weekly:

One of Taylor's rowdier moves is to sneak a discreet HD camera onto the job, against department policy, to record his day for an extracurricular filmmaking class. That clever narrative twist — and the jumpy found-footage, documentary-style cinematography with which Ayer tells the story — builds to a powerful conclusion. (The pulsing hip-hop score adds to the adrenaline.) Meanwhile, Gyllenhaal and Peña embody brotherly love with an ease that explains why their director was sometimes a bit too reluctant to call "Cut." No one wants to end such a beautiful friendship. A-

Reality Check said...

Anon, I appreciate that there are things that frustrate people. An overemphasis on box office can be one. But Hagen posts under a name and brings other news and tidbits to the table. So if you're sick of hearing about that, why don't you say something else? There's no shortage of other stuff to focus on. And choose a name so other people can feel free to judge you.

Well here's to Jske bombing again then according to Hagen. There happy now.

Mary said...

This is so weird in the book I'm reading at the end of one of the chapters the last line is If there is,we haven't found it yet:)

UltraViolet said...

Mary, that's pretty cool.

Happier than you, apparently, Reality Check. Good god, lighten up.

UltraViolet said...

I had a whole other post planned, but a big treat interrupted all that. New post.